Brian Solis Meetup + Thanksgiving Salutations

You know, sometimes you get discouraged/disoriented/tired of the social media merry-go-round. If you saw my post about falling on my face recently, you know I have the scars to prove it.

But here’s the thing. There are also those nights when you hang out with awesome people, have lively conversations about everything under the sun (and I mean EVERYTHING)… then remember why you love social media in the first place.

Last night was like that.

Have you heard of Brian Solis?

If you haven’t, go read his blog, and follow his Twitterstream. He knows what he is talking about, is a very nice person, and a great photographer to boot. I consider his site among my very top references for social media, data analysis and PR information.

Which is why, of course, he writes books and stuff.

And because of the books and stuff, he was in town last night for a book signing.


And because Brian was in town, and bunch of us came out.

That the lady sitting next to me in this photo is Brian’s wife. I must mention that she is not only stunning outside, but stunning inside. So now, not only do I love Brian’s blog and photos, but I adore his spouse too. Sheesh.

They don’t call Denver a cowtown for nothing, so after all the books were signed, we walked over to Capital Grille for several plates of MEAT.

And apparently we should add the moniker “Pigtown” to Denver’s list, because when the bacon wrapped bacon came out, the table went nuts. I AM NOT JOKING. Ask Geekmommy, pictured above.

But cow and pork products aside, really – what I felt was the warmth. Connections. Laughter. And it wasn’t all just pre-Thanksgiving warm and fuzzies. It was real camaraderie with real people who happened to connect in ways that other people in my life are just starting to understand.

That’s OK.

*I* understand.

Thanksgiving is absolutely my most favorite holiday of the year. Mainly because commercialization is pushed to the side, and instead, time is spent with family, while remembering what is good about our lives. Clearly I have a lot to be thankful for. My family. My work. My health.

And all of you.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

This article has 10 comments

  1. zipper

    Ha, that looks super fun. Much better than falling on your face. And happy thanksgiving to you too, Aimee!

  2. GeekMommy

    I love you *more* than bacon-wrapped bacon.
    That’s right, you trump #baconsquared!!

    Seriously, I agree so much about every single thing you wrote. Still reveling in the “wow that was awesome”ness of it.

  3. Megan

    I am not in the scene like you are, but u can see how it could be overwhelming. But moreso it looks like fun! And happy thanksgiving!

  4. kitseeborg

    Bacon squared. It’s what’s for dinner.

  5. Anonymous

    What a great time. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! -m

  6. Jennifer

    So true, so true. Have a great american thanksgiving!

  7. Nat

    It’s one of the lovely things about Thanksgiving.
    (I know I don’t comment much, but I do love your blog, so thank you. And I love the Solis posts.. another one for the reader. Thank you.)

  8. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Thanks y’all. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!! 🙂

  9. thatgirlblogs

    how networky!

  10. Karen

    Love this! The pictures of the bacon are a hoot. Hope you had a great thanksgiving.

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